Uninspiringly sessionable Northwest-styled IPA with grainier malt profile lacks decisive tropical fruiting. Murky lemon-seeded grapefruit, orange and pineapple tang never ascends above grassy hop astringency, musky floral-dried herbage and complacent Maris Otter malting.
Dubious kettle-soured wheat ale blitzes lemon-dropped strawberry adjunct with vinous green grape tartness, spritzy grapefruit zest and coarse citric hop bite. Needs higher strawberry concentration.
On tap at Growler & Gill, ‘decadent’ 11.9% ABV Imperial Stout laces oak-charred Kentucky bourbon barrel aging thru rich brown chocolate syruping and creamy vanilla sugaring. Ultimately, smoky mocha molasses malting gains resilience above tantalizing bourbon whiskey ambiance and singed wood tones.
Initial blueberry compost lacquering and hefty blueberry waft fall off as phenol hop astringency and arid carbolic spritz oppress gluey pastry malt sweetness.